Mentor, like most Northeast Ohio cities, pushed back its trick-or-treat event to Sunday because of conditions following Hurricane Sandy. In response, the Mentor Public Library offered a back-up plan.
The library hosted a Halloween celebration, offering children five stations where they could receive candy. Staff members got in the spirit, too, dressing up as gypsies and witches.
"It's neat since (trick-or-treating) got delayed," Community Outreach Coordinator Barbara Vendeville said. "It's kind of like a test run.
"They can practice those smiles."